Review of Perioperative Complications for the Anesthesia Written Boards

Etiology, Prevention, Treatment

  • Trauma to Upper Airway, Larynx, Trachea, and Esophagus, Epistaxis
  • Eyes: Corneal Abrasions, Blindness, Post-op visual loss
  • Vascular: Arterial and Venous Thrombosis, Thrombophlebitis, Sheared Catheter, Intra-Arterial Injections, Air Embolism, Cardiac/Vascular Perforations, Pulmonary Artery Rupture
  • Neurologic: Pressure Injuries of Mask, Tourniquet, Body Position, Intraneural Injections,
    Retractors, Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Burns
  • Chronic Environmental Exposure; Fertility, Teratogenicity, Carcinogenicity, Scavenging
  • Hypothermia: Etiology, Prevention, Treatment, Complications (Shivering, O2 Consumption),
  • Nonmalignant Hyperthermia; Complications, Treatment
  • Latex and Other Allergy
  • Laryngospasm
  • Postobstructive Pulmonary Edema
  • Aspiration of Gastric Contents
Course Information
Dr. Michael Ho
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